A few weeks ago, my daughter turned 3.
Since I’d made a Lego piñata for my son, I figured it was only fair for me to make a piñata for my daughter as well.
She’s really into princesses right now, so she decided she wanted her piñata to be in the shape of a crown.
The problem was, crowns don’t really have a lot of space to hide a bunch of candy, which is kind of the entire point of a piñata.
In order to make it work, I decided to go with a bigger, Russian-royalty-esque crown.
I started with the basic circle shape.
Next, I started working on the dome section on top. I made four panels that curved around and met in the center….
… then I closed in the top with four MORE panels.
At this point I realized that the crown was going to be WAY too big, so I cut the bottom part down pretty significantly. Then I added the points of the crown: four tall ones and four short ones.
Now that the basic shape was in place, I started adding details. In the spaces between the points, I spelled out “LUCY JANE” (my daughter’s first and middle names). I also added some little diamond shapes, circle accents, and a bunch of other little stuff.
Now it was time for paint. I went with a purple and gold color scheme, because it’s royal, and also I’m a halfhearted Lakers fan. I also added some plastic jewels, because it’s a crown, and I knew my daughter would love them.
Voila! It was done. If I’d had more time, I would’ve probably done some extra coats of paint or cleaned up some of the details, but it was really late (past midnight the night before the party) and I was also cognizant of the fact that a group of kids would be smashing this thing open with a bat in short order, so there really wasn’t a need to focus on the details too much.
When I showed Lucy the next morning, she was a big fan.
But, as I suspected, her love for the piñata was short-lived, and she was soon beating the ever-loving tar out of it.
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